Calderdale had little in the way of celebrations of May Day, International Workers' Day, for several years. In 2017, Calderdale Trades Council changed this with a programme of films, speeches, discussion and music and a local Labour Movement History Walk. Calderdale Trades Council is organising a similar programme for 2018. For more information about Calderdale Trades Council, please go to our sister site http://calderdaletuc.org.uk
Programme to date
Calderdale May Day 2018 Programme
Banner Theatre Sunday 6 May
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Calderdale Trades Council would like to thank the following Unite branches for donations towards our May Day events received since the May Day 2017 programme:
Bradford, Halifax & Huddersfield Community
Unite NE/GEO/1 Sheffield-East
Unite NE/GEO/22 Huddersfield Branch
Unite NE/GEO/25 Hull Branch
Unite Newcastle University Branch NE/410/6
Unite Scunthorpe Steelworks Branch NE/205/3
Unite Sheffield Geo2 Branch
Unite South Yorkshire Retired Members Branch
Unite Tyneside - Electrical, Engineering & Electronic Sectoral
for their sponsorship in 2017
A living wage of £10 / hour for all, the full rate for young workers
Sick of Being Skint? is Calderdale Trades Council’s contribution to the fight for all workers to be paid at least £10 per hour. We are urging workers, especially young workers, to press for better pay and conditions at work through joining a union.
In July 2017 Calderdale Trades Council has worked with USDAW taking ‘Sick of Being Skint?’ cards to the Lidl Supermarket in Sowerby Bridge and with BFAWU in Halifax Town Centre.
During Heart Unions Week in February 2017 Calderdale Trades Council took ‘Sick of Being Skint?’ campaign postcards to over 60 workplaces in Halifax, Brighouse and Hartshead Moor Service Station.
Download a digital version of the postcard below:
Huddersfield Daily Examiner article 5 Feb 2017